Saturday, November 7, 2009


METAL HAMMER UK interviewed British thrash band EVILE after bassist MIKE ALEXANDERS recent passing. Very interesting interview as it was stated that Mike Alexander dealt with a lot of racism in previous projects. Again, we are saddened to here of MIKE ALEXANDERS passing.
BTW, EVILE will carry on and is auditioning for the bass position. FROM BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
British thrashers EVILE will embark on a U.K. tour in January. The dates are as follows:

Jan. 14 - Barfly - Cardiff, UK
Jan. 15 - Central Station - Wrexham, UK
Jan. 16 - Fibbers - York, UK
Jan. 17 - Cathouse - Glasgow, UK
Jan. 18 - University - Newcastle, UK
Jan. 20 - Academy 3 - Manchester, UK
Jan. 21 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
Jan. 22 - Rios - Leeds, UK
Jan. 23 - Thekla - Bristol, UK
Jan. 24 - Underworld - London, UK
Jan. 25 - Civic Hall - Wolverhampton, UK

EVILE has confirmed that it will carry on as a band following the death of bassist Mike Alexander, who passed away on October 5, 2009 while on tour with the group in Sweden. According to guitarist Ol Drake, Mike died of a pulmonary embolism, a blockage of an artery in the lung.

EVILE is starting to audition bassists for the new year. Doing such a tough task so soon, with so little time until the new year tours, they are simply looking for an experienced, friendly and skilled professional bassist/musician.

Applicants must be able to commit 100% to the band, be expected to be available for extensive global (with valid passport) touring from January 2010 onwards, be a resident of the U.K. (preferably close to Huddersfield, but not necessary) and have touring/performing experience.

To apply please, email the following to

* Full Name
* Age
* Location
* A quality link to a video of you playing the bass ( etc)
* A few pictures of yourself (on and off stage)
* Details of playing and gigging experiences
* Detail why you want to join the band

All applications must be received by December 8, 2009.

Two memorial shows for Mike Alexander have been announced:

Dec. 07 - Leeds, UK - Rio's
Dec. 08 - London, UK - Underworld

The band states: "The entrance fee will be £5 minimum as a donation to Mike's family. To raise more for Mike's family, we will be holding a tombola/raffle. Items will include gifts from bands from around the world — EXODUS, OVERKILL, HIRAX and many more being confirmed every day. Raffle tickets will be £10 with all takings going to the family."

Evile: The Mike Alexander Interview from Metal Hammer on Vimeo.

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-RIP MIKE-\m/ -l-